With these minimalist outfit ideas you’re sure to be turning heads. Enjoy the luxury of always knowing what to wear & always looking great.
Wait, what?! You think all minimalist outfit ideas are boring? Sorry to break the news to you, but you’re wrong. But it’s ok, it’s an easy mistake to make. Let me show you how amazing they can be.
Of course, I understand your confusion. When all high fashion brands, your favorite influencers, and that reality star (whose name you’re sure you know but just can’t think of it) suddenly decide to bring a rainbow palette in front of your eyes, you just have to jump on the trend train.
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If we need to describe 2023 as such, it would be an Orient Express-meets-Ibiza-kind of a train. With bright magenta, animal prints, different textures, and big bold accessories everywhere around us. However, yours truly has still decided to take a slightly different approach and gather up some minimalist clothing ideas that you can re-create right here, right now.
Based on the hottest IT trends, these fashion looks are everywhere on your social media feeds. You’ve seen them. You’ve liked them. You may have saved them too. Now you have an excuse to stop, take a closer look, and get inspired.
Here are the 9 trend-proof minimalist outfit ideas that you have to try this season. Enough with the jibber-jabber, let’s get into it.
9 MINIMALIST OUTFIT IDEAS OTHER PEOPLE WILL WANT TO COPY:
1. Wide Leg Pants + Tank Top + White Shirt
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Whether you like it or not, wide-leg pants are BACK. That’s great news because (sorry to say it) no matter what you think, they are SUPER comfortable and a perfect choice for every long summer night. I’m a proud owner of a few pairs as well. Actually, I recently got this one from Everlane – it’s such a great investment.
As for the white shirt, it’s like Beyoncé’s big diva energy. You can never question it. Never! Sorry for the exclamation marks and capital letters, just got excited from all the aesthetic minimalist outfits over here.
2. Satin Skirt + Blazer
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If you love street style images as much as I do, chances are you’ve seen a lot of satin skirts lately. And that’s for a reason. They tend to also never go out of style, so it’s only logical to consider them a timeless staple for every woman’s wardrobe. Every woman with a great sense of modern minimalist fashion, that is.
The beautiful marriage between the satin skirt and 98% of the blazers on Planet Earth is just… beautiful. A beautiful solution to all what-do-I-wear-to-this-non-sense-office-meeting dilemmas, as it’s giving major girl boss vibes. M-a-j-o-r.
3. Leather Looking Pants + Oversized Shirts
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Incorporating black and white into your minimalist outfit style is a safe choice for most, but it’s the ultimate color combination that will never (ever) let you down. A pair of vegan leather pants is a must too. At least, if you’re building a classic sustainable capsule wardrobe.
Add some oversized shirts to the mix, and why not a couple of massive jewelry pieces? If we were in ‘The Bachelor’, I would give you a rose for this outfit.
4. Biker Shorts + Oversized Blazers
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Kendall Jenner. Emily Ratajkowski. Gigi Hadid; What do they have in common? They are all fans of biker shorts, and who are we to point the finger? Even though I mentioned some supermodel names, this particular piece of clothing fits every size and shape and just looks ah-mazing.
Pair with an oversized blazer, and you’ll definitely feel like you’re walking the runway. It doesn’t matter if the closest runway is the grocery store aisle. Otherwise said, we’re talking about an outfit combo that is giving you the best of both worlds. Minimalist style clothing brands were made for this.
5. Basket Bag + Rope Sandals
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You love the optimistic POV, right? But let’s be realistic for a second, shall we? Head-to-toe neutral outfits are always a winning choice, especially if we put an emphasis on the accessories. I mean, it’s not like you don’t know it.
Summer 2023’s favorites are the basket bag and the rope sandals. If you opt for a small bag, you’ll look hot. If you get a bigger one, then you’ll always have everything when you need it. Whilst the rope sandals are just screaming ‘I want a yacht’. Which is, you know, so relatable. It’s just one of the best minimalist outfits Pinterest has to offer.
6. Cropped Shirt + Cropped Blazer + Mini Skirt
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If Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ was just hitting streaming platforms, I guess the title All About That Crop would be a lot better. Putting on a cropped shirt under a cropped blazer could be (read: IS) considered an unusual fashion move, but the play with textures and lengths just takes your whole game to a completely different level.
Wear with a mini skirt (so trendy right now) in a neutral color, and you will be ready to go. Not many people would think of that, so you receive bonus points for bravery and originality. And for following the minimalist dress code.
7. Tailored Bermuda Shorts
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I have no idea if they are Anna Wintour-approved, but tailored bermuda shorts are super hot and you cannot change my mind. This is why you see them in 2 out of every 3 Instagram posts.
Paired with a linen shirt (see the best ones here, it’s a must for your minimalist clothes list) or used as a base for color-blocking, they are delivering the ultimate effortless look we all pursue. Right? Side note: Don’t forget to add a signature belt.
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8. Cycling Shorts + Oversized Hoodie
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This minimalist outfit inspo is the IRL meaning of ‘leisure’. Cycling shorts and an oversized sweatshirt – what is more leisure than that? That’s right, nothing.
In other words, it’s not only perfect for the moments you are running 20 minutes late and the pilot is not willing to wait for you to hop on board. It’s also a cool fit if you are a millennial mom (dog moms included!) and just want to feel comfortable yet stylish strolling around the park.
Anine Bing’s hoodie is a *huge* thing on Instagram right now, so it’s pretty understandable if it’s on your 2023 wishlist as well.
9. Oversized Suit + White Sneakers
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I’ve seen some minimalist fashion trend reports lately, stating that suits are back. I mean, were they ever away? Who knew? What you might not know is that Oversized is the new black. You can count on it, it looks great, and it makes mixing and matching a whole lot easier.
I will just mention the suit’s new (but old) BFF – the white sneakers. Just like with life’s first groundbreaking love moment, you can move on, and look for different emotions and experiences, but you always have it in the back of your mind. Why let a good thing go. Keep them around. I’m talking about the sneakers, not the exes.
In wrapping up our chic journey through minimalist fashion, we’ve seen that the beauty of a minimalist wardrobe lies not just in the fewer clothes, but in the quality, versatility, and timeless charm of each piece.
The perfect white t-shirt, paired with classic black pants or denim shorts, offers a simple look that speaks volumes. High-quality pieces like a white button-down, black trousers, or a crisp white tee can be paired with various items to create different looks for various occasions.
Neutral colors are the backbone of the minimalist aesthetic, with clean lines and classic silhouettes reigning supreme. Whether you’re styling wide-leg trousers for a summer look or layering with a denim jacket, the key is to focus on essential pieces that offer a lot of wear across different seas.
Remember, the minimalist approach isn’t just about the clothing items but also about embracing fewer items with a greater impact in both your living space and your personal style. Monochromatic looks, skinny jeans paired with a long-sleeve shirt, or even the timeless little black dress can be part of your minimalist capsule wardrobe.
The important thing is to ensure each piece aligns with your unique style, body type, and the minimalist lifestyle you envision. By curating timeless pieces and key pieces, you pave an easy way to look effortlessly stylish, all while staying true to the minimalist look.
So, on your next steps towards a minimal wardrobe, enjoy the simplicity and elegance of each outfit combination. After all, the best way to embrace minimalism is to find joy in the simple things and the timeless essence of every outfit.
Fashion For Thought
Embracing minimalist outfit ideas is not just a trend but a surefire way to cultivate a wardrobe that truly reflects who you are. These combinations, from the chic look of a button-up shirt paired with black slacks to the casual look of a white skirt with a pair of white sneakers, offer a blank slate for every body shape.
By focusing on neutral tones and simple silhouettes, you’re setting yourself up for a summer uniform that can transcend different seasons. A maxi dress, whether in a classic piece or a colorful patterned outfit, can easily shift from a simple summer-style day look to dressier looks at night.
Let’s not forget the appeal of well-made pieces like black jeans or black leather loafers – they’re a great source of inspiration for those days when you want to feel like a ‘simple gal’ or channel a bit of Sofia Richie or Saint Laurent vibes.
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One of the most important things about this minimalist-style inspiration is that it gives you a great way to experiment with different things – be it the perfect oversize option in a white dress or the ideal pair of curve love blue jeans.
While a colorful patterned outfit may seem like a departure, paired with the right color palette, it can become a unique look that still resonates with minimalist ideals. I encourage you, girl, to try out these combinations. Feel free to add a little bit of your own twist, ensuring that the ensemble complements your body shape and personal style.
When you nail that perfect summer uniform or simple silhouette, share your unique looks on socials! Tag me, @SavinaOfficial, so I can revel in your chic interpretations and celebrate this wonderful journey towards minimalist elegance with you. Remember, every great thing starts with a good idea and the desire to experiment. Dive in, and let’s redefine fashion together!
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This post was updated on 08/09/2023